Sin and Morality
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As Friedrich Nietzsche once observed: “Morality is the best of all devices for leading mankind by the nose.”
In an online discussion about morality, one participant wrote this:
“maybe i misunderstand morality but as i define it, it’s to feel remorse when no strings are attached”
The following was my reply.
That’s not morality: it’s guilt. It’s not uncommon for Christians to confuse the two. If you are a Christian, then I think the biblical focus on sin might be confusing your concept of morality. No matter what our positions on faith, we all know Christians are just as imperfect as anybody else: just as virtuous; just as venal; just as caring; just as petty . . . just as human.
Dictionary.com defines morality as “conformity to the rules of right conduct; moral or virtuous conduct” and it defines sin as “transgression of divine law: the sin of Adam”. Morality is a human construct. Sin is a biblical construct. Morality is affirmative. Sin is negative. The point of…
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